Category Archives: Museums

5 Live Rock to give free concert on patio of Civic Museum

The all-girl rock band 5 Live Rock will play a free concert this Friday, June 26, on the patio at the Guelph Civic Museum, atop the recently landscaped hill, and nearby the new John McCrae statue. The concert is part of Guelph Museums’ Fourth Fridays series.

Unveiling and dedication of John McCrae statue in Guelph

On Thursday, June 25, the City of Guelph and The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery will unveil and dedicate a bronze statue of John McCrae—commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Guelph native’s famous war poem, In Flanders Fields.

Remembering In Flanders Fields artists share their inspiration

The artists of Remembering In Flanders Fields: A Juried Art Show will be at the Guelph Civic Museum to talk to talk to visitors about how John McCrae’s famous poem inspired their works. The talks are set to take place every Saturday from 2 to 4 pm, starting on June 6 and ending July 25, 2015.

Build a birdhouse with dad

On June 20, 2015, Guelph Museums is hosting a special father’s day event at the Guelph Civic Museum. Andre Belisle from JL’s Home Hardware will be on hand to teach fathers and their children how to a build their own birdhouse.

In the footsteps of John McCrae tour of France and Belgium

Those interested in travelling to France and Belgium and learning about the life and times of Canadian soldier, doctor and poet John McCrae have until June 11, 2015 to sign up for the In the Footsteps of John McCrae Tour of France and Belgium

Children’s author to celebrate moms at Tiny Tot Thursday

Children’s book author Janét Aizenstros will be a special guest at All about Mommy, a special mother’s day themed Tiny Tot event for children one to four years old and their caregivers at Guelph Civic Museum, Thursday, May 7 from 9:30 to 11:00 am.

Tea for Mom at the Museum

Guelph Museums is celebrating Mother’s Day by hosting an afternoon tea and talk with Amy Taylor on Sunday, May 10 at the Guelph Civic Museum.

Remembering ‘In Flanders Fields’

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of In Flanders Fields, the Guelph Public Library is proud to release a new research tool at starting Monday, April 27, 2015.

Exhibit explores Italian Canadian experiences during the Second World War

A travelling exhibition created by the Columbus Centre in Toronto that documents Italian Canadian experiences during the Second World War is coming to the Guelph Civic Museum. Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times: Italian Canadian Experiences During WWII will open on Friday, April 24, with a reception starting at 6.30 pm.

Guelph Museums launches In Flanders Fields at 100 programming

One hundred years ago, Guelph-born doctor, soldier, and poet John McCrae wrote a poem that touched the world, and inspired an enduring symbol of remembrance. In commemoration of the centenary of In Flanders Fields, Guelph Museums announces an ambitious slate of programs for 2015:

Guelph Museums art show revisits In Flanders Fields – reception and Fourth Friday concert on March 27

John McCrae’s poem, In Flanders Fields, is being interpreted anew by Guelph and Wellington County artists as part of a Guelph Museums iuried art show, entitled Remembering In Flanders Fields. The exhibit, which opens on March 27, 2015 at the Civic Museum, is one of a number of initiatives Guelph Museums is planning to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the poem’s writing.

Fourth Friday at Guelph Civic Museum Celebrates Black History Month

As part of Fourth Fridays, Guelph Museums and the Guelph Black Heritage Society are presenting blues singer-songwriter Malachi Greenidge and two movies – “The Sistahs Concert” and “Koo Nimo Palm Wine Guitar”— on Friday, February 27, at the Guelph Civic Museum.

Family Day fun at Guelph Civic Museum

The Guelph Civic Museum will be open to the public all day on Monday, February 16, to celebrate Family Day. There are a number of games and crafts planned for people of all ages.

Local collector brings circus to Guelph Civic Museum

Avid collector and Guelph resident Eric Huber has discovered a lot of neat stuff at flea markets and antique shops through the years, but when he found a collection of Guelph circus posters, ticket stubs, and newspaper clippings at an estate sale two years ago, he was, in his own words, “simply ecstatic.”

Exhibit brings back sweet memories of beloved Guelph store

Guelph Museums is paying homage to the beloved Goody Sweets store with a new exhibition. How Sweet It Was: Goody Sweets Candy Store, 1934 to 1968 explores the storied history of Gus and Elane Mano’s candy shop. It is set to open on Friday, January 23, with a reception starting at 6:30 pm.

Two Lectures about the Canadian experience in the First World War

Guelph Museums is set to host two lectures about the Canadian military and the First World War. These lectures are part of Guelph Museums’ Military Lecture Series, which is offered in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies.

In Conversation with Debbie Thompson Wilson

Guelph artist Debbie Thompson Wilson will be at the Civic Museum on Sunday, January 11 to talk about her exhibition, Saints Preserve Us, which features her miniature paintings of saints represented in Guelph.

Debbie Thompson Wilson exhibition at Guelph Civic Museum depicts Guelph’s saints

The saints whose names adorn many of Guelph’s buildings, churches, and streets are the subject of a new exhibition opening Friday, November 7, at Guelph Museums by local artist, Debbie Thompson Wilson. Saints Preserve Us tells the stories of Guelph’s saints by juxtaposing Thompson Wilson’s own original paintings with historical photographs of buildings in Guelph named after saints.

Call for Artists: Remembering In Flanders Fields Art Exhibition

Attention all artists! Guelph Civic Museum is pleased to announce a call for an In Flanders Fields Centennial Commemoration Art Exhibit. This juried show will be installed in the third floor temporary gallery of the Guelph Civic Museum, where it will be on display throughout the Spring and Summer of 2015.

Creator of cartridge shell poppy speaks at Guelph Civic Museum

New Zealand artist Stephen Mulqueen uses discarded cartridge shells from the First and Second World Wars to construct brass poppies, transforming the refuse of war into symbolic and wearable objects. He is set to speak at the Guelph Civic Museum Friday, September 5th at 2pm, about the significance of his poppies in a talk entitled, Poppies of War and Peace.

Call for artists – Wall of Art: Childhood Reverie

Attention all artists! Guelph Civic Museum and Guelph Arts Council are pleased to announce the call for the next installment of the Wall of Art series. The Wall of Art is an exhibition series located on the main level of Guelph Civic Museum that is dedicated to showcasing original works by Guelph-based artists. All exhibitions are juried and temporary, changing each quarter. This is a great opportunity to have your work seen by hundreds of museum visitors.

In Conversation with artists from View From the Hill and Other Scenes

When admiring a painting do you wonder about the decisions involved in creating art? On Thursday, February 6 at 7 pm, join artists from the current exhibition View From the Hill and Other Scenes as they discuss and demonstrate some of the thinking involved in the creation of the works in the exhibition.